Nisar Keshvani
Since 2004
Works in Robinson Road United States of America

BIO
Singaporean Nisar Keshvani is a consultant, Internet journalist, web developer, educator and new media specialist. In the last decade, he has worked across five continents (Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Australia/Oceania).

He is editor-in-chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac and International Co-Editor of fineArt forum - one of the Internet's longest runing arts publication. He has worked for various international magazines and newspapers since 1993.

Keshvani sits on the board of the Art, Science, Technology Network (ASTN), Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences & Technology; fineArt forum and on SIGGRAPH's Singapore Chapter Management Committee. He is Program Advisor (Asia Pacific) of the Brisbane Multimedia Art Asia Pacific (MAAP) Festival. Keshvani has extensive experience developing and maintaining websites and was an online journalism educator at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, examining internationalization issues and changing work practices in the online newsroom.

He is on sabbatical from lecturing in digital media at Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Film & Media Studies in Singapore. Currently, he is working for the Aga Khan Development Network (a group of international development agencies working in health, education, culture and rural and economic development, primarily in Asia and Africa). He is strategising and developing websites for their school and hospital services in India, Pakistan, East Africa, Bangladesh, Tajikistan and the Krygyz Republic.

Areas of interest include instructional science, curriculum development, new media technologies, media convergence, WWW development, online content management, technology in education and information architecture.
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OPPORTUNITY

Leonardo Abstracts Service - Call for Submissions


Deadline:
Fri Oct 15, 2004 23:48

As part of the Leonardo Educators Initiative, the Leonardo
Abstracts Service (LABS) is pleased to announce its first cycle
of shortlisted peer reviewed abstracts. Scholars published in
the first cycle in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac October 2004
are:

* Peter Anders: A Procedural Model for the Integration of
Physical and Cyberspaces in Architecture
Thesis Supervisors: Roy Ascott, Michael Phillips, Michael Punt

* Principles of Metadesign: Processes and Levels of Co-Creation
in the New Design Space by Elisa Giaccardi
Thesis Supervisor: Roy Ascott

* Fatima Lasay: Phase Space Portraits of the Nuestra Senora
delos Dolores of Baclayon
Thesis Supervisor: Santiago Albano Pilar

* Maureen A. Nappi: Language, Memory and Volition: Toward an
Aesthetics of Computer Arts
Thesis Supervisors: Benjamin Binstock and Judith R. Weissman

LABS is seeking PhD, Masters and MFA thesis abstracts for its
next publication cycle. Authors of theses interested in having
their thesis abstract considered for publication should fill out
the Thesis Abstract Submittal form at
http://leonardolabs.pomona.edu

Deadline for submission is: 15 November 2004

What is LABS?
LABS is a comprehensive database of Ph.D., Masters and MFA
thesis abstracts in the emerging intersection between art,
science and technology. Individuals receiving advanced degrees
in the arts (visual, sound, performance, text), computer
sciences, the sciences and/or technology, which in some way
investigate philosophical, historical, or critical applications
of science or technology to the arts, are invited to submit an
abstract of their thesis for publication consideration in this
database.

The LABS project does not seek to duplicate existing thesis
databases but rather to give visibility to interdisciplinary
work that is often hard to retrieve from existing databases. The
abstracts are available online at Pomona College, Claremont,
California, so that interested persons can access them at no
cost.

The English language peer review panel for 2004/2005 are Pau
Alsina, Jody Berland, Sean Cubitt, Frieder Nake, Sheila Pinkel
and Stephen Petersen.

What is the Leonardo International Academic Community?
The Leonardo International Academic Community is a mailing list
to encourage discussion and exchange of ideas (to join email: lea
[@] mitpress [dot] mit [dot] edu with a brief introduction)
amongst leaders and thinkers in academia. Academics also receive
the Leonardo International Faculty Alerts - announcing job and
other opportunities in the field.


DISCUSSION

LEA Special Issue cfp: MultiMedia Performance


** Sincere apologies for cross-posting **

** Worldwide Call for Submissions **

LEA Special Issue: MultiMedia Performance
Guest Editors: Annette Barbier, Craig Harris and Marla Schweppe (mmedia@astn.net)
http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/LEA/LEA2004/authors.htm#mmedia

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No: 1071-4391) is inviting papers and artworks that showcase MultiMedia Performance. This category includes works which span a range of practices, which challenge the way performance has heretofore been defined and examines the ways in which new technologies have opened up the meaning and practice of performance. We expect that performance includes a live component, be it on line, in an interactive installation, or on stage.

LEA encourages international artists / academics / researchers / students to submit their proposals for consideration. We particularly encourage young authors and contributors from outside North America and Europe to send proposals for articles/gallery/artists statements (if applicable).

Expressions of interest and outline should include:
- A brief description of proposed text (300 words)
- A brief author biography
- Any related URLs
- Contact details

In the subject heading of the email message, please use “Name of Artist/Project Title: LEA MultiMedia Performance - Date Submitted”. Please cut and paste all text into body of email (without attachments).

Deadline for expressions of interest: 10 December 2004

Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2005

Please send proposals or queries to:
Annette Barbier, Craig Harris and Marla Schweppe
mmedia@astn.net

and
Nisar Keshvani
LEA Editor-in-Chief
lea@mitpress.mit.edu

http://lea.mit.edu
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http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/Leonardo/isast/placeads.html#LEAads

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What is LEA?
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For over a decade, Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No: 1071-4391) has thrived as an international peer reviewed electronic journal and web archive covering the interaction of the arts, sciences, and technology. LEA emphasizes rapid publication of recent work and critical discussion on topics of current excitement. Many contributors are younger scholars and artists with a slant on shorter, less academic texts.

Contents include Texts; Artists using new media; Feature Articles comprised of theoretical and technical perspectives; the LEA Gallery exhibiting new media artwork by international artists; Leonardo Reviews, edited by Michael Punt, Leonardo Research Abstracts of recent Ph.D. and Masters theses, curated Galleries of current new media artwork by international artists, and Special Issues on topics ranging from New Media Poetry, to Zero Gravity Art, to the History of New Media.

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is jointly produced by Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST) and published under the auspices of MIT Press.

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DISCUSSION

[Leonardo/ISAST Network] ** Extended Deadline ** LEA Gallery Special cfp: Global Crossings (GX)


** Worldwide Call for Submissions **

Please feel free to spread the word widely:

LEA Gallery Special: Global Crossings (GX) Online Exhibition
http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/LEA/LEA2004/authors.htm#gx
Guest Curators: Dennis Summers and Choy Kok Kee (gxgallery@astn.net)

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac Gallery (http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/LEA/LEA2004/gallery.htm) is inviting submissions in conjunction with the Leonardo Global Crossings Initiative. The Gallery is looking to make visible the work of international artists, professionals and scholars who live and work in a wide variety of situations where access to established venues for exhibition, display and publication is limited. Difficulty of access may be attributed to cultural, geographic, ethnic, institutional or disciplinary diversity, or issues related to the North/South divide, age, gender, etc. Through this Gallery we seek to showcase little-known work in the art-science-technology field and to counter the
natural tendency of networks to be inward looking, thus reinforcing established points of view.

We are looking for work that considers the global earth in some fashion or another. It can be work that addresses global social, political economic, spiritual, etc. issues. It can be work that physically or metaphorically lies in multiple locations on the planet, it can be work that may have personal relationships to multiple locations on the planet. Or anything else that loosely falls along the concept of being "global" in nature.

LEA encourages international artists / academics / researchers / students to submit their proposal and explore global crossings in an open context in their creative submissions and work. We particularly encourage young authors outside North America and Europe to send proposals.

Submission Procedure
----------------------------

Zip all necessary files into a folder named after the contributing artist. Send as an attachment to gxgallery@astn.net or if necessary, provide ftp instructions.

Interested artists should separately send:

- A brief description of proposed text (100

OPPORTUNITY

** Extended Deadline ** LEA Gallery Special cfp: Global Crossings (GX)


Deadline:
Fri Sep 17, 2004 23:43

** Worldwide Call for Submissions **

Please feel free to spread the word widely:

LEA Gallery Special: Global Crossings (GX) Online Exhibition
http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/LEA/LEA2004/authors.htm#gx
Guest Curators: Dennis Summers and Choy Kok Kee (gxgallery@astn.net)

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac Gallery (http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/LEA/LEA2004/gallery.htm) is inviting submissions in conjunction with the Leonardo Global Crossings Initiative. The Gallery is looking to make visible the work of international artists, professionals and scholars who live and work in a wide variety of situations where access to established venues for exhibition, display and publication is limited. Difficulty of access may be attributed to cultural, geographic, ethnic, institutional or disciplinary diversity, or issues related to the North/South divide, age, gender, etc. Through this Gallery we seek to showcase little-known work in the art-science-technology field and to counter the
natural tendency of networks to be inward looking, thus reinforcing established points of view.

We are looking for work that considers the global earth in some fashion or another. It can be work that addresses global social, political economic, spiritual, etc. issues. It can be work that physically or metaphorically lies in multiple locations on the planet, it can be work that may have personal relationships to multiple locations on the planet. Or anything else that loosely falls along the concept of being "global" in nature.

LEA encourages international artists / academics / researchers / students to submit their proposal and explore global crossings in an open context in their creative submissions and work. We particularly encourage young authors outside North America and Europe to send proposals.

Submission Procedure
----------------------------

Zip all necessary files into a folder named after the contributing artist. Send as an attachment to gxgallery@astn.net or if necessary, provide ftp instructions.

Interested artists should separately send:

- A brief description of proposed text (100 - 300 words)
- A brief author biography
- Any related URLs
- Contact details

In the subject heading of the email message, please use “Name of Artist/Project Title: LEA Global Crossings - Date Submitted”. Please cut and paste all text into body of email (without attachments).

Deadline for submissions: 15 November 2004 *** EXTENDED DEADLINE ***

Please send proposals or queries to:
Dennis Summers/Choy Kok Kee
gxgallery@astn.net

or
Nisar Keshvani
LEA Editor-in-Chief
lea@mitpress.mit.edu

http://lea.mit.edu


OPPORTUNITY

LEA CFP - Geography of Pain


Deadline:
Wed Sep 15, 2004 06:03

Geography of Pain
Guest Curators: Tom Ettinger and Diane Gromala (pain@astn.net)

As part of Leonardo's ongoing Art and Biology project, the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No: 1071-4391) is seeking short texts/abstracts (with imagery and project URLs) by artists and scientists, or artist/scientist teams, whose work addresses pain in all its forms. Projects of interest include aesthetic works that address subjective experiences, social conditions, and cultural constructions of pain. Projects on the art of healing are of interest as well, especially multidisciplinary approaches that integrate Eastern and Western traditions. We will also consider current health science, computer science, and engineering research relevant to these topics.

LEA encourages international artists / academics / researchers / students to submit their proposals for consideration. We particularly encourage authors outside North America and Europe to send proposals for articles/gallery/artists statements.

This LEA Special is part of a new collaborative initiative on pain management, founded by:
* Tom Ettinger, Yale University, and interim Executive Director, Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (http://www.asci.org)
* Diane Gromala, Georgia Institute of Technology (http://www.lcc.gatech.edu/~gromala)
* Julian Gresser, Chairman, Alliances for Discovery (http://www.breakthroughdiscoveries.org)
* Roger Malina, Chairman and Editor, Leonardo (http://mitpress.mit.edu/Leonardo)

Interested authors should send:

- A brief description of proposed text (100 - 300 words)
- A brief author biography
- Any related URLs
- Contact details

In the subject heading of the email message, please use "Name of Artist/Project Title: LEA Pain Management - Date Submitted". Please cut and paste all text into body of email (without attachments).

Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2004

Please send proposals or queries to:
Tom Ettinger and Diane Gromala
pain@astn.net

or
Nisar Keshvani
LEA Editor-in-Chief
lea@mitpress.mit.edu